RAM (random access memory), either RAM hardware or software and operating system use of RAM.

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How to keep Linux kernel responsive while having high memory usage?

Sometimes I have a lot of programs running and despite of 16GB 8GB of memory my ubuntu linux 14.04 LTS turns out to be not responsive at all. I won't be able to get a TTY to kill some processes to ...
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Increase maximum locked memory for unprivileged user

I am trying to configure Ardour3 for Ubuntu Trusty 64. I get the following error: I have tried: root ulimit editing limits.conf This is my /etc/security/limits.conf: # ...
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Analyzing the actions of a running program

Do you know a Windows software (or several) that can analyze what a running program is doing ? For example, detecting if the program is connecting to the Internet (and to what), of sending data via ...
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Virtualbox Memory Overcommit

I need to run a VM appliance that wants access to more RAM than available on the physical host (16GB needed). I understand there are performance penalties, but I plan to run this VM as a background ...
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Should the CPU usage go up to 100% when swap happens on Linux

I had been running a demo system on Linux with the following kernel: 2.6.32-400.1.1.el5uek #1 SMP Mon Jun 25 20:25:08 EDT 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux And as soon as swap happens, the CPU ...
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What is the exact difference between the parameters (pgpgin, pswpin) and (pswpout, pgpgout) in /proc/vmstat?

Please note that this question is specific to linux only. And by swap space, I mean the dedicated swap partition. I did google a bit on this, and found these definitions: Paging refers to writing ...
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How can I see the correct “private bytes” value in process explorer?

I have a process that intentionally uses large amounts of memory. When I view this process in Process Explorer's list view with all memory-related columns enabled, this is what I see: Note that all ...
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So-DIMM to DIMM adapter?

I have some nice 4GB SO-DIMMs from a broken workstation laptop that I would like to put to use in my desktop. Would this be possible? I did a bit of googling and found a SoDIMM to DIMM adapter on ...
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Dropbox on a Truecrypt volume eats over 6 GB of RAM, possible memory leak with memory-mapped files

I am using Dropbox with my folder on a Truecrypt volume on an HP Pavillion Touch 14-N009LA with an AMD A8-4555 APU, 8 GB of RAM and Windows 8.1. When I run Dropbox, after about 15 minutes my RAM usage ...
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Apache and MySql datbase memory consumption issue with Django

I'm writing a relatively simple web-application as a learning project to learn Django, Apache, Mysql etc. in practice. It consists of a web flash/html5 client which makes two API-calls to Django ...
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Virtualbox: How to use VBoxBalloonCtrl

I am running some virtual machines with Oracle Virtualbox 4.3.10, and they have guest additions installed. I know that you can manually balloon (take away unused memory from the guest) RAM with ...
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Bsod on 2400 Mhz ram

I recently built a new pc. My pc shuts down randomly and I see a blue screen saying something about "windows has shutdown to prevent damage on itself" the screen only shows for 3 seconds or less, so ...
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How to keep mysqld alive with minimal memory?

I have a rackspace server that I have been renting to run my personal projects upon. Since I am cheap, it has 256Mb of RAM and honestly can't handle a lot. Every once in a while, when there is a sharp ...
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Will this RAM work with my Intel mobo (DX58SO)?

I'm planning to add three DIMMS so I have 12 GB triple channel. Memory is: 4GB Module - DDR3 1333MHz Part Number: KVR13N9S8/4 Specs: DDR3, 1333MHz, Non-ECC, CL9, 1.5V, Unbuffered, DIMM, ...
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How much memory is used for a particular process

I am using qsub for submitting jobs on the cluster(SGE). What i want to know is when i submit a qsub job and after it finishes, I want to find how much memory it actually uses up so next time I ...
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asus motherboard: one long beep, 3 short beeps, one short beep

When my computer starts, monitor shows no signal, you can hear the computer trying to do something (almost sounds like starting a car with multiple tries). Then I hear one long beep, three short beep, ...
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What is exactly shown by “perf” as page-faults?

I want to count the number of disk accesses during a complete run of my script. My bash script runs 2 other executable files locally and 2 other executable files remotely. something like this (those ...
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Extra memory slows my laptop to a crawl

I have an Acer Aspire "TimeLine" 4810TZ, model MS2271 running Windows 7 (64-bit) with 3GB of RAM, which is comprised of a 2GB and a 1GB SODIMM - Both DDR3 with a frequency of 1066. I was told that my ...
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Saving a log of console-mode Memtest86+ run

To debug mysterious failures with my workstation, I've booted it with an Ubuntu LiveCD and ran Memtest86+ in console mode. It found many errors. To isolate the defective sticks I need to send the lab ...
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Windows 8 “Insufficient memory” error whilst copying through .bat files

Info: Sys: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.130531-1504) BIOS: Default System BIOS Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU ; 960 @ 3.20GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.2GHz Memory: 14336MB RAM ...
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Laptop plays music choppy after a few minutes of idling

I noticed that when I'm doing my homework and let my laptop play music, the music becomes choppy after 10-15 minutes. Like my laptop's freezing or something, but as soon as I do something (bring a ...
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RAM capacity vs power consumption in S3 Suspend-to-RAM mode

My netbook with 1GB DDR2 RAM module takes 16% of battery for 24 hours of S3 standby mode (STR - Suspend-to-RAM). That amounts to the power consumption of 0.32 Watts in standby. That also means that ...
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csrss.exe and dwm.exe eating huge amounts (2-6GB) of RAM

These two processes (csrss.exe and dwm.exe) sometimes decide to consume enormous amounts of my RAM. This only happens when I have been away from the computer. I move the mouse to wake up the monitor ...
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Relation between a memory map and address space in the architecture?

I will just post some quotes about each of these two from somewhat reputable sources: CPU address space from techtarget: Address space is the amount of memory allocated for all possible addresses ...
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Is my swap space being over used in OS X in /private/var/swap?

I'm using Disk Inventory X to look at whats taking up the most disk space on my HD. I understand that private/var/vm/ is where the OS stores items when it goes into hibernate. I have 8GB of ram, but ...
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Black Screen + Freeze after a couple minutes of gameplay (Windows 8)

Since this morning I'm getting random freezes after a couple of minutes of gameplay. It started with Battlefield 3, which made my screen turn black and I had to push the reset button since ...
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Mac has become insanely slow : Processes SystemUIServer, UserEventAgent and loginwindow using a lot of memory

I have been using my Mac for for many months without any problem. But recently all of a sudden the Mac became insanely slow. I opened Activity Manager to see what was happening. For three processes ...
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Huge file input/output

My question is a bit general, but the application is very practical. I wonder, how does system (Linux in particular, but general mechanisms are interesting too) handles reading/writing of huge (larger ...
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How do I reduce chrome's CPU and memory usage on page load?

I am running a Tampermonkey script in Chrome that auto-refreshes every 4-8 seconds a page within a page range that looks for changes in the HTML elements and acts within a certain threshold. The ...
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How to kill AMCMenu process which uses my whole ram for mac os 10.8.5 macbook pro?

whenever i kill AMCMenu through activity monitor it starts again and uses my ram. i have restarted my computer many times .please help . here the link to AMCMenu process sample : ...
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Vaio VGN FW41j/PCG-3H1M black screen with 8GB DDR2

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FW41j(PCG-3H1M) which I configured and bought in 2009 on the German Sony Website. The relevant specs are: CPU: Intel Core2Duo T9800 GPU: AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon 4650, 1GB DDR3 ...
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Installed new memory, dell laptop, bios posts (recognizes memory), windows won't load

I have a Dell Latitude e6520 that had 2X4GB memory. I found on sale 2X8GB crucial memory, which my IT buddy said the specs match and should work. It has an intel i7-2620 processor with windows 7 x64. ...
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Which processes do contribute to “commit charge”?

I want to put the question squarely: what is the contribution of every process into commited memory. Process Explorer refers to the total memory committed and commit charge but only Private bytes, ...
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Memtest 86 for my laptop errors 'memtest86 unexpected interrupt halting

I have a huge problem with my ICOM PrestogeBook laptop. Its parameters: Mobo: Compal IFL90 CPU: Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T9300, 2500 MHz 4 GB RAM, 2x2GB Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 ...
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Ongoing computer lock up issue

My system is as follows Phenom II 945 stock Gigabyte GA-M720-US3 Windows 7 64bit 4GB Crucial DDR 2 4-4-12 Palit Geforce 460 GTX Samsung spinpoint F3 500gb HDD 3.5 inch floppy drive (yes...I ...
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Window 7 is crashing (ACER Laptop)

I have a question regarding Windows 7 and determining the possible causes for it crashing. I have a ACER laptop which I purchased 1 year ago with Window 7 installed on it. It has worked fine, but ...
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How to limit the amount of memory that OS X uses?

In linux, one can use the mem=xxxx boot argument to specify how much memory the OS can use. For example, if you say mem=2048 the OS will believe that your computer has 2048 GB of ram regardless of ...
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Why does Debian crashes with OOM

I recently upgraded my server from Debian squeeze i386 to wheezy amd64 by reinstalling and reconfigurating. Additionally I wanted to be able to start virtual guests, so I installed XEN, too. I got ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezes on laptop when running memory/cpu intensive process

I have a Dell Precision M4500 laptop with 4GB RAM memory and Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit installed with 8GB of swap memory. After launching usual Java development environment (Eclipse, MySQL Server, SQuirreL, ...
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query related to RAM

I am currently using DELL XPS laptop and from some days back whenever install any new game it displays that my RAM is too low to run the game.My laptop has 2nd generation corei7 2.0 GHz processor, 8 ...
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Macbook stuck on the loading screen

My Macbook stuck on the grey screen with the apple logo and the spinning wheel. I changed RAM memory (after crash) recently, but it worked fine for some time. I've already tried and it didn't help: ...
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bitcoind failed on my arch linux linode server, where can I find the log telling me what happened?

I have looked in /var/log and I cannot find anything related to bitcoin. I was running bitcoind for a number of hours the other day on my 1GB RAM/8 core linode when bitcoind stopped running ...
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Python taking too much memory on server,

I have a running EC2 instance on amazon AWS. and some time server gives me the memory maximum utilization above 97%. When i saw my server stats on newrelic That showed me the below running processes ...
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Random graphics corruptions

I've recently gotten some graphics corruptions, and they've been getting more common recently. For instance, as I'm writing this, I have this one in chrome (the barcode-like thing at the top right): ...
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Asus P8Z68 Deluxe Memory Disappeared

There was a time when they where working(16 Gigs-4 x 4GB dual chips which is on the vendors list), but now only 8GBs are seen by Windows 7 Ulti/64bit. I have just reinstalled everything, Windows, the ...
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Dell Dimensions 4100, unable to boot into Windows

I'm having some trouble trying to get an old system of mine up and running again. A bit of information about it: Running Windows XP; Two Hard Disks (Both working fine, was able to access files on ...
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How can I see the current bandwidth use of the dedicated graphics memory?

Can I calculate it using the values I see on gpu-z? can it actually be calculated or monitored?
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8 GB RAM support issue

My motherboard supports 8 GB of RAM. However, when I have the 8 GB in, the computer screen will not come on at all. It only functions with 4GB of RAM. (I have two sticks of 4 GB) ...
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My Windows 7 64-bit is reluctant to use all 8GB. Why?

The computer recognizes all 8GBs of RAM. When using some memory hogging applications, the computer would barely pass 4GBs of usage. Things I've tried: I reseated the sticks with not much luck. ...
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ps - Summing up memory usages

The more I read, the more confused I get.. I want to generate a list of processes and their memory consumption (physical + virtual). So far, this is what I have done: I take the VSZ of each ...